According to Russian media sources, Google has ceased certifying Android-based devices from Russia’s BQ firm owing to US sanctions. According to the report, the corporation is currently testing China’s Huawei’s HarmonyOS. Furthermore, the business is expected to produce a smartphone using this technology in the second part of the year. According to a recent report, Huawei has no intentions to introduce HarmonyOS devices in overseas markets.

“Since its debut, HarmonyOS has been liked by a wide number of users,” Huawei added. HarmonyOS will be installed on 220 million Huawei smartphones by the end of 2021. We are appreciative for everyone’s enthusiasm and hopes for HarmonyOS. However, there are currently no plans to introduce a phone using HarmonyOS outside of the United States.”

Many individuals are already claiming that Russia’s BQ will not utilize HarmonyOS based on this comment. This, however, is not the case. The comment made by Huawei above is in regard to its own cellphones. For the time being, Huawei has no plans to offer a Huawei smartphone running HarmonyOS in international markets. This does not preclude a foreign brand from using HarmonyOS outside of China.

Vladimir Buzanov, general manager of Russia’s BQ firm, previously indicated that they had received notification from Google that U.S. law bans the supply of services to Russia, including export, re-export, and the provision of U.S.-origin software and technology. According to Buzanov, existing certified gadgets would continue to work correctly. However, new devices may have Android compatibility concerns.

“All authorized devices will continue to operate, and new devices may have Android difficulties,” Buzanov said.

HarmonyOS by Huawei

Huawei officially announced HarmonyOS, a distributed operating system for all situations, in August 2019. HarmonyOS 2.0 was released a year later. Huawei’s new operating system is a system that can handle different devices and hardware. It can work with a smartphone, tablet, watch, automobile, Internet of Things (IoT), or other devices. It can link to multiple different systems with just one system.

It can accommodate memory as tiny as 128K and as big as 4GB, as well as more large and small smart terminal devices. This system makes extensive use of distributed technologies, enabling users to freely mix hardware and integrate many terminals. In answer to the issue of multi-device connectivity, HarmonyOS introduces a unified control center with a card-type design, a simple interface, and an easy-to-use interface.